The Baidu Apollo RT6 is an all-electric, fully autonomous robotaxi with a detachable steering wheel. Priced at just $37,000 USD, it’s designed for use in complex urban environments and set to go into operation in China next year on Apollo Go, Baidu’s autonomous ride-hailing service. Its steering wheel-free design means operators can design bespoke interiors that include extra seating, vending machines, desktops, game consoles, etc.
Apollo RT5 also incorporates Baidu’s most advanced L4 autonomous driving system yet, powered by automotive-grade dual computing units boasting computing power of up to 1200 TOPS (Tera Operations per Second). It comes equipped with 38 sensors, including 8 LiDARs and 12 cameras, to provide highly accurate, long-range detection on all sides. Argo AI and Volkswagen’s self-driving ID.Buzz robotaxi should be coming sooner than later as well.
- SUPERIOR RC TRUCK: ast and tough, it can reach 80+ MPH speeds out of the box over on-road, dirt and oval tracks
- DURABLE DESIGN: The 6061-T6 anodized aluminum chassis houses a heavy-duty drivetrain with steel driveshafts plus all-metal diff outdrives and gearbox...
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This massive cost reduction will enable us to deploy tens of thousands of AVs across China. We are moving towards a future where taking a robotaxi will be half the cost of taking a taxi today,” said Robin Li, Co-founder and CEO of Baidu, at Baidu World 2022, the company’s flagship technology conference.